Welcome to Money Saving Mom®!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I realize there is a lot of information on MoneySavingMom.com, so I put together this page to help you get started.

Pressed for time? Here are 5 quick starting points:

  • 31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget :: If you want a fast-course in the basics, start here. I wrote this one years ago, but all of the principles still hold true! It focuses on all aspects of couponing, budgeting, playing the drug store game, grocery shopping, and more.
  • 5 Days to a Better Grocery Budget eBook :: Want simpler, more concise advice on how to create, track, and follow your grocery budget? Sign up for the 5 Days to a Better Grocery Budget eBook! I wrote this recently as a 2017 refresher course for grocery budgeting.
  • 52 Different Ways to Save $100 Per Year :: This is one of my most popular series to date, and it offers many creative ways to save money and stretch your budget further!
  • Over 40 Different Income-Earning Ideas :: Looking for ways to easily supplement your income at home? Check out this HUGE list of creative and unique ideas you can start right away!
  • How to Save Money With Your Smartphone :: One of the easiest ways to save money is with your mobile device! Be sure to sign up for my FREE 5-day course to learn about my favorite ways to save easily with a smartphone.

You can also check out the Table of Contents for a list of all our content by date. Blogs are unlike print material because they are growing constantly, so this is a great place to find an archive of everything on this site.

How MoneySavingMom.com can help you

My goal is to tell you about legitimate, practical, non-gimmicky ways to help you save money in your everyday life. I am passionate about living simply and frugally, and I strive to help my readers do the same.

What You’ll Find at MoneySavingMom.com

  • Deals, Steals & Coupons :: We publish multiple posts each day highlighting deals, coupons and freebies we can confidently recommend to my readers. We do our very best to post only legitimate offers that provide a real benefit for you. If you’d like to receive these updates for free in your inbox, you can subscribe here.
  • Deals at National Stores :: Did you know you can drastically reduce your spending by pairing coupons with the items already on sale at stores? Playing the drug store game can save you thousands of dollars each year! You can grab all kinds of freebies at Target by stacking their coupon savings. And Walmart has become a couponer’s best friend with their friendly coupon policy! We make it easy for you by matching coupons to sale items for all of these popular national stores: Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid.
  • Coupon Database :: If you’re looking for a deal on a particular item or wondering if there is a coupon available, look no further. Check out the MoneySavingMom.com Coupon Database! Simply enter your search term, such as the product name, and search. You’ll instantly see whether or not there are available coupons for that product and where you can find them.
  • Money-Saving Ideas :: We frequently post about creative ways to save money, including everything from meal planning advice and frugal family activities to budget-friendly fashion ideas and freezer recipes.
  • Personal Posts from Me :: In addition to the deals that my team posts each day, I usually write one personal post each day. These posts include my goals, glimpses into my life, books I’m reading, recipes I’m making, inspirational thoughts, and more! (You can find even more personal posts on my Instagram account. I get very real and vulnerable over there!)

General Tips for Using MoneySavingMom.com

  • How to Get A Deal :: Many of my posts alert you to deals on products and services you can get at great prices. Most of the time, these deal posts will include a step-by-step explanation about how to obtain the deal. To get started taking advantage of some great deals — both online and in your area — follow the home page, check out the Deals & Steals category or subscribe and let us send them to you!
  • Start Small :: Dip your toes in by taking advantage of one or two deals to start. Don’t feel like you have to do all the deals. If you want to cut your grocery budget, I suggest slowly working through the 31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget Series and you’ll be well on your way to significant savings.
  • Read the Comments :: My readers are great about sharing their own experiences with deals and offering help to one another in the process. If you have a question about a particular deal, I encourage you to read the comments from that post!

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  • Kristine Sandy says:

    I was wondering if anyone knew what to do if I want to start couponing, but don’t have a printer. I would like to get one, but we just don’t have the money for it at the moment, any suggestions?

    • brittany says:

      Craigslist ….there are free ones on there pretty frequent.

    • Daphne says:

      Sign up for freecycle.org
      Lots of people give away printers when they get a new one or you can actually place a WANTED ad also if someone doesn’t happen to be giving it away at that exact time. Rule of free cycle is that everything is free. Helps fellow man and keeps landfills emptier.


  • Cindy Hybarger says:

    I just ordered your magazine for 12.00 I forgot to put in the coupon for moneysaving..Is there any-way you could cancel that order asap Thanks My phone 3 is 862-1104 I would have contacted you by phone but I can not find a phone number on your contact information.

    • Crystal says:

      You’ll need to contact DiscountMags.com about that as that is who the subscription is through. Let me know if for some reason you can’t get it straightened out with them.

  • Ranee Blood says:

    Thank you for this site 🙂

  • Daphne says:

    Is there an archive of reader questions? Oftentimes, I find myself wanting to revisit them and all the reader comments and tips that answered question, but can’t find them after some time has passed. Sometimes a question doesn’t pertain to me at that moment, but months later, when it does, I remember that someone asked that question but can’t find it and the answers. Help??

  • Diana Johnson says:

    I just god diagnosed with a malignant tumor… again. The first time I only had to have surgery. This time it might mean surgery again and radiotherapy. I am a mix of peace and chaos. I believe that God will see me through but also my mind is racing wanting to prepare. Cleaning the house top to bottom before the surgery? A filling the freezer marathon to have meals for when I’m weak and tired? How to keep goals? How to take this in? I have to many questions but I was wondering if there were some lessons that you can share about facing crisis, preparing for them and how to keep my priorities clear. thanks

  • Ginger says:

    I saw your post about buying in bulk today. Well our store here is going to have 50lbs of potatoes for only $9.99. I was wondering what would be the best way to put these up. Can you freeze them with out them turning brown.

    Thanks for your time you put into your blog.